Lunt, Luṇṭ: 7 definitions


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In Hinduism

Kavya (poetry)

Source: OpenEdition books: Vividhatīrthakalpaḥ (Kāvya)

Luṇṭ (लुण्ट्) in Sanskrit refers to “steal, plunder”, as is mentioned in the Vividhatīrthakalpa by Jinaprabhasūri (13th century A.D.): an ancient text devoted to various Jaina holy places (tīrthas).—(CDIAL 11078; JOIB XV p. 451; ST p. 33, 89, 194; Balbir 1982 p. 69).

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Kavya (काव्य, kavya) refers to Sanskrit poetry, a popular ancient Indian tradition of literature. There have been many Sanskrit poets over the ages, hailing from ancient India and beyond. This topic includes mahakavya, or ‘epic poetry’ and natya, or ‘dramatic poetry’.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Luṇṭ (लुण्ट्).—I. 1 P. (luṇṭati)

1) To go.

2) To steal, rob, plunder.

3) To be lame or crippled.

4) To be idle or lazy. -II. 1 P., 1 U. (luṇṭayati-te)

1) To rob, plunder, steal; कटकं लुण्टयामास स कृष्णो भास्करात्मजः (kaṭakaṃ luṇṭayāmāsa sa kṛṣṇo bhāskarātmajaḥ) Parṇāl.5.16.

2) To disregard, despise.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Luṇṭ (लुण्ट्).—i. 1 and 10, [Parasmaipada.] 1. To plunder. 2. † To disregard. 3. To peel (cf. my transl. of the [Pañcatantra] n. 790).

— With the prep. ud ud, ptcple. of the pf. pass. ulluṇṭita, Sacked, [Pañcatantra] rec. orn. Ms. Berol. 121, a. Cf. 2. luṭh.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Luṇṭ (लुण्ट्):—(cf.ruṇṭ and luṇḍ) [class] 1. [Parasmaipada] ([Dhātupāṭha ix, 42]) luṇṭati, to rob, plunder, [Hemacandra’s Pariśiṣṭaparvan];—[class] 10. [Parasmaipada] luṇṭayati idem, [Dhātupāṭha xxxii, 27] ([Vopadeva] ‘to despise’).

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Luṇṭ (लुण्ट्) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Luṃṭa, Luṭṭa.

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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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